News: Hugelkultur, one alternative to traditional raised beds via A Way To Garden

News: Hugelkultur, one alternative to traditional raised beds via A Way To Garden

News: Hugelkultur, one alternative to traditional raised beds via A Way To Garden

News: Hugelkultur, one alternative to traditional raised beds via A Way To Garden

FOR 25 YEARS I have grown my vegetables in raised beds, but the kind that you need to purchase lumber and bolts and use a saw and hammer to construct, then fill entirely with soil and compost. Lately I’ve been looking longingly at photos of a centuries-old, sustainable way of making raised garden beds called hugelkultur, or hill culture.

“It’s like sheet mulching or lasagna gardening,” says Dave Whitinger of All Things Plants, who regularly lectures on the subject, but in hugelkultur, “wood is the first level of your sheet-mulched bed.” That’s his robust hugelkultur onion bed up top.

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